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EWU President to Retire

After eight years Arévalo....Rodolfo Arévalo, President, retire

CHENEY, Wash. - Eastern Washington University's 25th president, Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, has announced he will retire effective July 15, 2014, after an eight-year tenure that brought the university to new heights in academic success, facility enhancement and athletic profile.

Arévalo, who will retire with more than 42 years of higher education experience, successfully guided the university through the state of Washington's recent budget crisis while overseeing enrollment growth that has set new records each of the past four years.

"President Arévalo's leadership and accomplishments during this historic time at Eastern have been outstanding," said Paul Tanaka, chair of EWU's Board of Trustees. "Dr. Arévalo's thoughtful and measured approach to the many challenges and opportunities the past eight years has put the university, and its students, in a remarkable position to succeed."

"I speak for the entire board when I say Dr. Arévalo will be greatly missed, and we wish him well in his retirement."

Most recently, Arévalo successfully negotiated a groundbreaking faculty compensation contract that received national accolades. He also launched a new strategic plan aimed at the continued improvement of student retention and graduation rates. During his tenure, enrollment passed the 12,000 mark for the first time in university history. Under Arévalo's leadership, Eastern also launched the first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, which will conclude in July.

His time as president was also marked by a tremendous growth in facilities, including a new recreation center, the first new residence hall in decades, the state-of-the-art renovation of the school's largest academic building and the installation of the iconic red turf at Roos Field. Arévalo has guided the university to unprecedented athletic recognition, highlighted by the EWU football team's 2010 FCS National Championship.

Arévalo came to Eastern in April 2006 from the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA), where he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs. He is the first Latino president at any public four-year college or university in the state of Washington. He and his wife, Nadine, live at University House on the EWU campus and are actively involved in the Cheney and Spokane communities.

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